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  •  and PRISON guards inflicting their religion on... (2+ / 0-)
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    white blitz, LSophia

    ..... INMATES.  

    That is a clear exercise of religion under the color of authority of the state, thereby a clear violation of the inmates' freedom of religion.

    What this guard is asserting is the general principle that a prison guard has the right to subject inmates to the guard's religion across the board.  

    Jewish or Muslim?  Eat your pork & beans or you don't eat.  See where that goes?  

    The outrage level of this one is off the charts.

    Thankfully it should be a slam-dunk when it gets to court.

    As a generalization, the conduct of guards toward prisoners has got to be governed by strict chain of command and written procedures, with the accountability that implies.  Anything less is asking for lawsuits.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 05:03:05 PM PDT

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